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3524 Winnetka Ave, New Hope, MN 55427
1718A Lexington Ave N., Roseville MN 55113
New Hope: 612-386-5941; Roseville: 612-212-8471.
Admission: $15.00
Register Online or Call Ahead
Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Wed. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Thu. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

My daughter absolutely loves cats but mean old mom isn’t up for having a pet. Our solution? We book an hour at Café Meow. This sweet rescue coffee shop gives us a feline fix without extra responsibility. Kids 7+ (with a parent) can play with the kitties and sip a warm beverage.

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Visiting The Cat Café with Kids

Kids Ages 7+

Bigger kids, ages 7 and up, can visit with a parent who actively supervises. It is a good idea to go over the rules with them before attending.

  • There is an entryway to the Cat Lounge. Your party needs to close the first door before opening he next to help prevent cat escapes.
  • Remember to use the provided hand sanitizer before and after visiting with the cats.
  • Do NOT pick up cats in the lounge.
  • DO pick up and return any cat to the lounge who has escaped.
  • Let sleeping cats sleep, You may pet them softly and take photos, though.
  • Be nice to the cats. Don’t poke, pull, push, or chase a cat. And use your indoor voices. Seriously. These are very sweet cats, but they are all a bit on edge in comparison to your settled house cats.
  • No outside treats allowed, but you can bring in your purchased drinks.
  • Do NOT feed the cats — except cat treats purchased at the Cafe’. They limit the amount they sell each day, so maybe schedule an early visit if feeding the cats treats is important to your child.
  • Do NOT touch the cat food or water! Yuck.
  • No Standing on furniture. Unless you are a cat.
  • Don’t forget that cats can bite and scratch, especially when they feel harassed or unsafe. Back off when they don’t want attention.

Kids Ages 6 and Under

Little kids (age 6 and under) are only allowed in the cat lounge during private events and must have 2 adults supervising them.

Cost to Visit the Cat Lounge

Drop by the café for free during open hours. To visit with the cats, it is best to make a reservation (although if there is room, you can walk in). Admission to the Cat Lounge is $10.50 on weekdays and $15.00 on weekends. Visits are one hour and start at the top of each hour.

Happy Meower walk-in visits are offered Tuesday through Thursday from 1pm-5pm for $3.50/15 minutes.

New Hope Location

The New Hope location opened in  June of 2022 with both walk-in and reservation appointments available. Make New Hope reservations here.

Roseville Location

The Roseville location opened in the summer of 2023 with both walk-in and reservation appointments available. Make Roseville reservations here.

Birthday Parties at The Café Meow

Book a private hour in the Cat Lounge for a small group. Smaller children can come to these events but must be supervised by 2 adults. For bigger kids there must be one adult for every four children. Book online or call for details and availability: New Hope: 612.386.5941; Roseville: 612.212.8471.

  • Roseville allows a maximum of 20 people in the cat lounge.
  • New Hope allows a maximum of 25 people in the cat lounge.
  • Extra guests can hang out in the Café.

Find up-to-date prices in our article: Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Animal Lovers.

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